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Car Show

Geno’s Annual Car Show 2023

Come join us and others at Geno’s annual car show this Saturday at noon.  See Betsie Valley District Library’s for more information. Geno’s Annual Car Show and Friends of the BVDL Flea Market and Arts/Crafts Show — Betsie Valley District Library Hope to see you there!  


Thompsonville Depot

Thompsonville: Past & Future

Join Charles T. Kraus for a brief history of Thompsonville’s past and a look toward the future on October 29th from 2-3pm at Benzonia Public Library – Mills Community House, Lower Level. He will also discuss how TARP is taking steps to help revitalize the Thompsonville area community.  Check out… Read More »


Flower Planting

TARP Planting and Street Clean Up

Thanks to the TARP committee and friends for planting flowers in the Village of Thompsonville. The flowers look great.


Roadside Pick-Up

TARP Earth Day

TARP Earth Day update: Volunteers from TARP spent Earth Day weekend attending to TARP’s mission of undertaking projects to improve the quality of life for all people of the greater Thompsonville area by picking up roadside litter on Lindy Road from 115 to Haze Road. Eight 45 gallon bags worth… Read More »


Shovel in dirt

Phase 2 Design and Engineering Study

TARP recently signed a contract with Mansfield Land Use Consultants of Traverse City, Michigan to complete a design and engineering study for the Thompsonville Junction trailhead project. This Phase 2 study will provide a detailed analysis of the project site along with architectural drawings of the proposed visitor’s pavilion, improvements… Read More »


Grant money

Recent Grant Receipts

At the October 12, Thompsonville Area Revitalization Project (TARP) Board meeting, Charles Kraus, Board president, announced the recent receipt of the following grant awards: USDA Rural Development Grant of $75,000.00, Rotary Charities of Traverse City Seed Grant of $10,000.00, and Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation Grant of $15,000.00. These funds… Read More »


Car Show

Geno’s Annual Car Show

Despite the inclement weather conditions that occurred on Saturday September 24, during Geno’s annual car show, the Thompsonville Area Revitalization Project (TARP)  was represented by volunteers (protected from weather under a pop up canopy) to answer questions and provide the latest information about the proposed Thompsonville Junction trailhead, visitor center,… Read More »


Car Show

Geno’s Car Show

Please join Thompsonville Area Revitalization Project Board members at  Geno’s Annual Car show on September 24th. We will have a table in front of the Post office. https://www.betsievalleydistrictlibrary.org/news-events/genos-annual-car-show-and-bvdl-friends-arts-crafts-fair-and-flea-market  


TARP Beautification Committee

TARP Beautification Committee

An informational meeting of the TARP beautification committee was held on August 18 with 20 area residents in attendance. Volunteers from TARP and the surrounding community planted flowers in 26 3ft by 3ft sidewalk squares in June of this year. A beautification committee is being formed to help with the… Read More »


Flowers on Thompson Ave.

Flower Squares on Thompson Ave.

Special thanks to Becky Sharp and Chuck Kraus for their dedicated care of the flower squares on Thompson Avenue. Every week they have weeded and watered these flowers that were planted on June 9th. What a difference a day makes. We commend our volunteers recruited by Becky Sharp who worked on… Read More »


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Thompsonville, MI 49683

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